|Donna Ibing, Artist, Art Waves #83|
Since the 1970s, Donna Ibing has been creating provocative art on the themes of gender and power and sexuality. This interview is filled with delightful surprises and revelations. Tune it in for an eye-opening perspective. No matter who you are, you are going to love this woman!
Keywords: art and feminism; feminist art; painting; installations; provocative art
|Sylvia Simpson Painter, Art Waves #18|
Sylvia Simpson creates watercolour scenes of familiar places around Hamilton that owe something to the Sunday funny papers and something to the Group of Seven. In this interview she proves as lively and engaging as her work.
Keywords: painting; Hamilton; art; style
|Design Hope '08 with Dan Medakovic, Art Waves #7|
This is an interview with musician and organizer, Dan Medakovic, about the 2008 Design Hope fundraiser for the homeless. It features great music and very moving stories.
Keywords: fundraiser; homeless; shelter; music; art
|Textile Artists Leslie Kaye and Lorraine Roy, Art Waves #76|
Leslie Kaye and Lorraine Roy do things with a needle and thread that others have done with paint, or hammer and chisel, or whatever tools artists have commanded since the dawn of human culture. Black on black? The escarpment in stitches? No problem. From their training in architecture and agriculture respectively, they returned to lessons learned at their mothers (and fathers) knees to create art that opens new windows on the world.
Keywords: textile art; fibre art; design; wall hangings; tapestry; abstract art; landscapes
|Jane Adeney, Art Waves #86|
Installation artist Jane Adeney visited Art Waves to talk about her art and her creative process. She says she is inspired by the way people explore the spiritual through art. As an identical twin she is also deeply interested in the question of how we create a sense of identity. Be prepared to delve--into questions, more than into answers--in this inspiring episode of Art Waves.
Keywords: installation art; visual art; inspiration; identity; art as a spiritual quest; Wax Mannequin; mother and son collaboration
|Helen Beswick, potter, Art Waves #64|
Potter Helen Beswick shapes a story as well as she shapes pots. Join us, dear listener, for a lively conversation about Helen Beswick's long and very lively life.
Keywords: pottery; art; firing clay pots; sculpture
|Arlene Laskey and Kim DiFrancesco on the Brant Studio Tour, Art Waves #89|
Brant Studio Tour organizers Arlene Laskey and Kim DiFrancesco drove over from Brantford to tell Art Waves about the Tour in its 10th year. They also spoke eloquently about their own artistic aspirations and inspirations.
Keywords: studio tours; Brant County; art; inspiration; networking
|Frances Ward, Abstract Painter, Art Waves #31|
Abstract painter, Frances Ward works in the grand old tradition of drip painters, but she incorporates found objects and litter to create surprisingly powerful visual statements about urban life. This is a conversation that will keep dripping in your memory long after you listen to it.
Keywords: painting; patterns; abstract art; found materials; drip painting
|Jean Ryan, Storyteller, Art Waves #78|
Writer and storyteller Jean Ryan graces this episode of art waves with her engaging conversation about the art of eloquence, both written and oral. How do you shape a story? Why is listening to and telling stories so important for both adults and children? Wonder no more, as Jean Ryan tells the Parable of Truth and Story.
Keywords: the art of storytelling; tales; fiction; writing; truth; sources
|Hamilton Arts & Letters, John Porter & David Cohen, Art Waves #99|
The beautiful on-line journal Hamilton Arts & Letters is the subject of this edition of Art Waves. Writers and contributors J.S. Porter and David Cohen came by to talk about its blend of visual and literary art, as well as the "trio with brio" that put it together: Paul Lisson, Fiona Kinsella and Peter Stevens.
Keywords: HAL; on-line journals; Hamilton Literary Awards; Conrad Furey; visual and literary art
|Jeff Mahoney, Journalist, Art Waves #127|
Jeff Mahoney is a much loved writer at the Hamilton Spectator. In this episode of Art Waves, he talks about the joys as well as the difficulties of newspaper journalism today. For the stories behind the stories, not to mention the poetic and musical sides of Jeff Mahoney, tune it in.
Keywords: the future of print media; chess; humour; Art Gallery of Hamilton; Stevie Wonder; Lenny Breau
|Fashion and Young Women, Art Waves #58|
Though they say clothes make the man, for the woman, love it or hate it, clothes are even more crucial to identity and success. To discuss the issues Art Waves invited two young women who have embraced style as an art: Melissa Madden, author of the blog Style Simple Way; and Zsuzsa Szoke, a student (and now graduate) of the Nova
Keywords: fashion; design; clothes; image; Style Simple Way blog; Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
|Gallery on the Bay, Art Waves #71|
Hamilton has several couples who have opened their homes to the arts, creating spaces where the community comes to celebrate and grow. Marlaise and David Laing Dawson opened the Gallery on the Bay a few years ago and they continue to host art openings, readings and concerts in an atmosphere of sophisticated beauty. But did you know they also make movies?
Keywords: art gallery; curating; film-making; writing; painting; hosting cultural events; collaboration
|Ron Weihs & Judith Sandiford, Artword Artbar, Artwaves #107|
Judith Sandiford and Ron Weihs learned how to roll with the punches while running the Artword Theatre in downtown Toronto. That skill came in handy when developers bought their theatre space and told them to exit stage left within four months. After a diligent search for a new home they chose Hamilton for its burgeoning art scene, and have started the Artword Artbar in the James St. North district...
Keywords: artbar; live music; visual art; theatre; J.P. Riemens; Kori Pop; Boo Watson
|2010 Aids Network Fundraiser, Art Waves #60|
The Hamilton Aids Network does an enormous amount for the community--work that is supported by this annual fundraiser. Always a glitzy, Oscar-related affair, this year the fundraiser will centre on the music of Rogers and Hammerstein and will involve local artists. Organizers Kerry Cranston, Rebecca Skibinski and Paul Lisson came by to give us the inside scoop.
Keywords: Aids Network; fundraising gala; Rogers and Hammerstein; Oscar night; local art auction
|Grazyna Ziolkowski, Art Waves #128|
Grazyna Ziolkowski loves creating clay monotypes and abstract paintings, among other things. From growing beans in her James St. North windowbox, she has begun The Bean Project, a fundraiser for two north end school breakfast projects. That's just one example of how her creativity and passion lead her outward to connect with community, and inward to explore the ideas with which her mind teems.
Keywords: The Bean Project; clay monotypes; abstract painting; the James St. North Art Crawl; Nick Ziolkowski; Paolo Conte; Vasco da Gama Building
|Jeff Tessier, Photographer, Art Waves #85|
Is photography art, or is it just technology? Photographer Jeff Tessier discusses that controversial question and much more in this very interesting episode of Art Waves.
Keywords: photography; art; digital cameras; technology; architectural photography
|Helen Sovereign, Art Waves #129|
Helen Sovereign was born on a farm and has lived on one all her life. This has given her a love of the natural world, as well as a strong sense of space and of the cyclical nature of life. All these elements inform her work as an artist. She began with ceramics and moved to sculpture, but whatever the medium, her message is about our place on the land.
Keywords: farmscapes; installation vs sculpture; interactive art; space and scale in art; Arte Povera; Alexander Calder; Christo
|Wallace Resurrection Project, Art Waves #123|
Sculptor George Wallace is a Canadian treasure. Artists and George Wallace students Bob Yates and Romano Dreossi dropped by with Mohawk architect Tony Butler to talk about public art--who's responsible for maintaining it? In particular they are concerned with George Wallace's 24 foot welded steel masterpiece "Educational Experiment" which was commissioned by Tony Butler when Mohawk was built. It has since been literally cut into pieces and stored in a machine shed...
Keywords: George Wallace; Lazarus; resurrection; public art; Fellini; education; sculpture
|The Van Holsts on Family and Creativity, Art Waves #84|
Richard Van Holst is a writer and his nephew Tyler is a visual artist. Richard is a researcher at Redeemer University College, where Tyler is a student. Art Waves invited them to talk to us about their creative pursuits, as well as the roots of creativity in families.
Keywords: writing; visual art; roots of creativity; family; Charles Dickens; Georgina Hogarth
|Shannon Kyles, 3rd Visit, Art Waves #164|
Shannon Kyles' architectural drawing competition, "Places We Call Home" has been judged & opens Oct. 21st at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. To hear about this, Mohawk's new Architectural Restoration Program, where to get fine craftsmen, and much more, tune in to Shannon Kyles' third visit to Art Waves.
Keywords: Tim Drake; Dave Snoddy; Leanne Borges; Sabine Haley; Dan Cheatley; Art Gallery of Hamilton; Graham Crawford; Anthony Butler; Rob Hamilton; Andrew Skuse; Craig Simms; AGH; Ontario architecture
|Grace Loney, Visual Artist, Art Waves #169|
Abstract artist Grace Loney says she wants to give those who view her art the same experience listeners have when a piece of music surrounds and totally engages them. She also says everyone, of any age, should give themselves permission to stop over thinking it and embrace their creativity. We couldn't get David Wilcox's O Freedom for the ending, so we played her second choice: Anthem by Leonard Cohen.
Keywords: Harold Glass; Kim Andrews; The Paper Box Studio; The Intersection Project; Glenhurst; Grimsby Art Gallery; Janet Cardiff; Henry Moore; Jean Paul Riopelle; David Wilcox; Ariana Gillis; Leonard Cohen
|198 Dave Pijuan Nomura ( Oct. 20, 2013)|
Macrophotographer Dave Pijuan-Nomura appreciates the infinitesimal, as well as the bits of the world that are so ordinary we don't give them a second look. He gives everything a second look and he'll make you do so as well. Pijuan-Nomura epitomizes the word respect: look again.
Keywords: James North Studio; You Me Gallery; Japanese internment; Gulliver; Freeman Patterson; Lindy; Art Crawl; Lab Cab Festival; Contact Photography Show; Fritz Goro
|Wazimbo, Mozambiquan Legend, Art Waves #145|
Artist and arts organizer Annette Paiement presents the legendary singer of Mozambique, Wazimbo, in a fascinating hour full of the kind of music that has made "world music" so popular in recent years. Through Matapa, an arts organization founded by Annette with Filimone Mabjaia, Wazimbo is the first of many Mozambiquan and Canadian artists who will bridge the two cultures. The music of Wazimbo will have you smiling and dancing even as it probes your soul.
Keywords: Marrabenta music; Matapa Music & Arts Organization; Super Crawl; Tich Maredza Band; The Zimbabwean Burial Society; Luanda Jones; Arlene Bishop; Tomi Swick; Brian Melo; View; Canadian Film Centre; the Art Gallery of Hamilton Film Festival; the Revtones; Lula Lounge
|201 Sue Firsker ( Nov. 10, 2013)|
If you've ever felt you don't know enough about felting, join us for a heartfelt conversation about one of the oldest fibres and fibre arts in the world. Sue Firsker creates everything from wearable art, to landscapes, to vessels out of this amazing material. She'll have you feeling like felting, whether or not you've ever felt like it before.
Keywords: Lorraine Roy; fibre art; Whirling Dervishes; yurts; merino wool; Norman Felix Gallery; Cambridge Galleries; Dundas Studio Tour; Fred Varley; Group of Seven; Tom Thomson; McMichael Gallery; Quetico; Algonquin; Georgia O'Keefe; www.suefirsker.ca
|197 Walter Hickling Remembered ( Oct. 6, 2013)|
Walter Hickling (1924-2011) was a Burlington painter whose work manages to blend figurative with abstract techniques. Because of this, the viewer becomes deeply absorbed, and finally, deeply moved. A retrospective of his paintings at the Burlington Art Centre in October of 2013 prompted this program on the brilliant work of Walter Hickling.
Keywords: Burlington Art Centre; June Watson; Dawn White Beatty; Lois Crawford; Mike Nabuurs; Deborah Pearce; Donna Ibing; Maureen Steuart; Gordon Perrier; Mavis Ehlert; Valerie Nichol; Blanche Scott; Philip Monaghan; James Ferriman; Violet Williams; DVSA; Gillian Welch
|206 The Highnote Ramblers ( Jan. 26, 2014)|
Mimi Shaw and Jeff Rosnick of the rockabilly group The Highnote Ramblers fill the Art Waves studio with high lonesome energy as they give us a live concert of covers and original music that will make you sit up and beg for more.
Keywords: rockabilly; Imelda May; Sun Records; Elvis; Johnny Cash; Wanda Jackson; The Carter Family; Brian Setzer and the Stray Cats; Prague Rock; The Reverend Horton Heat; Staircase Cafe; Art Bar; Homegrown Hamilton; Young Rivals; Jacob Moon; Good Food Box; This Ain't Hollywood; Harrison Kennedy; Waddington's Music; Lori Yates; Hank Williams; Mike Rosnick